Dec 27, 2019
This info comes from National Geographics Field Guide To Birds
Some interesting facts:
The American Robin and Native American Mythology
“American Robins are often portrayed as industrious, “can-do” birds, who are frequently rewarded for their work ethic.
The bright red color of a robin’s breast is associated with fire, and robins are often told in legends as either guardian or thief of fire.
In other legends, the caring parental behavior of robins are noted. In some tribes it is considered good luck for a pregnant woman to see robins feeding their young.
In the Blackfoot tribe, robins are symbols of peace. The presence of robins was said to be a sign that a camp or village would be safe from attack.
The Hopi see the robin as a directional guardian, associated with the south. The Tlingit people of Northwestern North America believed the Robin to be a culture hero created by Raven to please the people with its song.” http://justfunfacts.com/interesting-facts-about-american-robins/
Settlers from Europe named the American robin after the familiar European robin. They missed seeing the bird! The only thing the American and European robins have in common – besides both being birds 🙂 – is the orange breast and the upright postures. They are not closely related.
The American robins are part of the Turdidae family of birds. This family includes roughly 180 species of thrushes. Birds in the same family that are close cousins of robins includes bluebirds, solitaires, Eurasian blackbirds, and fieldfares.
The characteristic robin’s egg blue is caused by hemoglobin and bile pigments in the female’s blood. As the eggs are formed in her body, the pigments create the blue or blue-green, unmarked shell. This does not hurt the female and she does not need a special diet to create blue eggs.
“When you are visited by a robin a loved one in heaven is trying to say ‘Hello… I’m with you.” ~ unknown
“My favorite season is bird – chirping season.” ~ L. Hartwould
Advice from a robin
Be an early bird
Stretch your wings
Wake up with a song
Keep a nest egg
Spend time in the garden
Be true blue
Hope you have a great day!
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